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of the union address continues with the republican response. here again is scott pelley. >> pelley: now the republicans will give us their view of the state of the union. speaking for them is representative kathy mcmorris rodgers of washington state. she chairs the house g.o.p. conference which means she ranks fourth in the house leadership. she's married to a retired naval officer, they have three young children, including a two-month-old. >> what an honor it is for me to be with you after the president's state of the union. tonight we honor america, a
nation that has witnessed the greatest rise of freedom and opportunity our world has ever seen. a nation where we are not defined by our limits but by our potential, and a nation where a girl who worked at the mcdonald's drive through to help pay for college can be with you from the united states capitol. but the most important moments right now aren't happening here, they're not in the oval office or in the house chamber, they're in your homes, kissing your kids good night, figuring out how to pay the bills, getting ready for tomorrow's doctors visit, waiting to hear from those you love serving in afghanistan or searching for that big job interview. after all, we the people have been the foundation of america since her earliest days, people from all walks of life and from all corners of the world. people who come to america because here no challenge is too
great and no dream too big. that's the genius of america. tonight, the president made more promises that sound good but won't actually solve the problems facing americans. we want you to have a better life. the president wants that, too. but we part ways when it comes to how to make that happen. so tonight i'd like to share a more hopeful republican vision, one that empowers you, not the government. it's one that champions free markets and trusts people to make their own decisions, not a government that decides for you. it helps working families rise above the limits of poverty and protects our most vulnerable and it's one where washington plays by the same rules that you do. it's a vision that is fair and offers the promise of a better future for every american. if you would have told me as a little girl that i would one day put my hand on the bible and be
sworn in as the 200th woman to serve in the house of representatives, i wouldn't have thought it possible. i grew up working on my family's orchard and fruit stand in kettle falls, a small town in eastern washington, getting up before dawn with my brother to pick apples. my dad drove a school bus and my mom worked as a part time bookkeeper. they taught me to work hard, help others, and always, always dream for more. so when i showed my 4-h animals at the county fair, my parents used to say to me "kathy, you need to save this money so you can go to college one day." and so i did. i saved. i worked hard and i became the first in my family to graduate from college. the chance to go from my washington to this one was unexpected. i came to congress to help empower people, not politicians. to grow the working
middle-class, not the government. and to ensuring that everyone in this country can find a job. because a job is so much more than a paycheck. it gives it purpose, dignity, and the foundation to build a future. i was single when i was elected but it wasn't long before i met brian, a retired navy commander, and now we have three beautiful children, one who was born just eight weeks ago. like all parents, we have high hopes and dreams for our children, but we also know what it's like to face challenges. three days after our son was born, cole, we got news no parent expects. cole was diagnosed with down syndrome. the doctors told us he could have endless complications, heart defects, even early alzehimer's disease. they told us all the problems. but when we looked at our son, we saw only possibilities.
we saw a gift from god. and today we see a six-year-old boy who dances to bruce springsteen, who reads above grade level, and who is the best big brother in the world. we see all the things he can do, not those he can't. and cole and his sisters grace and bryn have only made me more determined to see the potential in every human life, that whether we're born with an extra 21st chrome sewn or without a dollar to our name we are not defined by our limits but by our potential. because our mission not only as republicans but as americans is to once again ensuring that we are not bound by where we come from but empowered by what we can become. that is the gap republicans are working to close. it's a gap we all face-- between where you are and where you want to be.
the president talks a lot about income inequality, but the real gap we face today is one of opportunity inequality. and with this administration's policies, that gap has become far too wide. we see this gap growing every single day. we see in the our neighbors who are struggling toll find jobs, a husband who's now working just part time, a child who drops out of college because she can't afford tuition or parents who are outliving their life savings. last month, more americans stopped looking for a job than found one. too many people are falling further and further behind because right now the president's policies are making people's lives harder. republicans have plans to close the gap, plans that will focus on jobs first without more spending, government bailouts and red tape. everyday we're working to expand
our economy, one manufacturing job, nursing degree and small business at a time. we have plans to improve our education and training systems so you have the choice to determine where your kids go to school. so college is affordable and skills training is modernized. and, yes, it's time to honor our history of legal immigration. we're working on a step-by-step solution to immigration reform by first securing our borders and making sure america will always attract the best, brightest, and hardest working from around the world. and with too many americans living paycheck to paycheck, we have solutions to help you take home more of your pay through lower taxes, cheaper energy costs, and affordable health care. not long ago i got a letter from betty in spokane who had hoped the president's health care law would save her money but found
out instead her premiums were going up nearly $700 a month. we've all talked to too many people who've received cancellation notices they didn't expect or who can no longer see the doctors they always have. no. we shouldn't go back to the things -- the way things were, but this law is not working. republicans believe health care choices should be yours not the government's. and that whether you're a boy with down syndrome or a woman with breast cancer you can find coverage and a doctor who will treat you. so we hope the president will join us in a year of real action by empowering people, not by making their lives harder with unprecedented spending, higher taxes and fewer jobs. as republicans, we advance these plans everyday because we believe in a government that trusts people and doesn't limit where you finish because of
where you started. that is what we stand for. it's for an america that is every bit as compassionate as it is exceptional. if we're successful, years from now our children will say that we rebuilt the american dream. we built a working middle-class that could take in anyone and a work force that could take on the world. whether you're a girl in kettle falls or a boy from brooklyn, our children should be able to say that we closed the gap. our plan is one that dreams big for everyone and turns its back on no one. the president said many things tonight, but now i ask him to listen to you. for the true state of the union lies in your heart and in your home. tomorrow i'll watch my son cole
get on the school bus. others will wait in the doctor's office or interview for that first job. some of us will celebrate new beginnings. others will face great channels. but all of us will wake up and do what is uniquely american: we will look forward to the balanced potential that lies ahead. we will give thanks to the brave men and women who have answered america's call to freedom like sergeant jacob hess from spokane who recently gave his life to protect all of ours. so tonight i simply offer a prayer, a prayer for sergeant hess' family, your family, and for our larger american family that with the guidance of god we may prove ourselves who think of his blessings of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. for when we embrace these gifts,
we are each doing our part to form a more perfect union. may god guide you and our president and may god continue to bless the united states of america. >> pelley: republican representative kathy mcmorris rodgers of washington state delivering the republican response to the president's state of the union address. the congresswoman is the mother of three, she has a six-year-old, a three-year-old, and a two-month-old so very busy household back in spokane for sure. bob, the republicans were making a statement by selecting the congresswoman for this speech. >> schieffer: well, i think it's fair to say that one of the things republicans know they have to do is attract more of the women's vote if they're going to do well in these mid-year elections and certainly in the next presidential. >> pelley: norah? >> o'donnell: that's right. she's a rising star in the republican party, meant to soften the republican image amid some recent statements by republican which is might be
troubling. but what we have is a midterm election that's coming up and democrats could lose the united states senate. so the battle is joined. you saw the president tonight, he went from lofty to little goals, largely aspirational in order to sort of set the stage for what may be a year where very little gets done. >> pelley: and all about election day, the midterm elections coming up in november. thank you both very much. there will be more about the state of the union on your late local news on this cbs station and, of course, always on our web site, cbsnews.com, and first thing tomorrow on cbs "this morning" with norah, charlie, and gayle and their special guest, vice president joe biden. with thanks to the jones day law firm for this window on a snowy washington, i'm scott pelley. i'll see you tomorrow on the "cbs evening news." good night. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
your realtime captioner is mrs. linda marie macdonald a area families.. highlighted income inequality is the number one problem facing not just folks here in santa clara county but in the country. >> struggles of so many bay area families highlighted tonight in president obama's state of the union address. good evening, i'm ken bastida. >> i'm elizabeth cook. the president wrapped up his speech moments ago. he pledged to use the powers of his office to help grow the economy while circumventing partisan gridlock on capitol hill. he declared he would raise the minimum wage to $10.10 under a new executive also and also vowed to help the long-term unemployed find work and called
on congress to restore expired unemployment benefits. another focus improving education while expanding job training programs. >> we are stronger when america fields a full team. [ applause ] >> of course, it's not enough to train today's workforce. we also have to prepare tomorrow's workforce by guaranteeing every child access to a world class education. >> the president also called on businesses to do away with workplace policies that, quote, belong in a mad man episode. he said women deserve equal pay for equal work. >> hourly workers here in the bay area know what it's like to struggle just to break even. kpix 5's len ramirez on those who are spinning their wheels in one of the most affluent regions of the country. >> reporter: when it comes to the minimum wage, san jose's workers are some of the highest
paid in the nation earning $10 an hour even for fast food work like this. >> it's not that i don't notice it but it definitely helps right now. >> reporter: those wages help erin just get by. they would be a living wage in some parts of the country but in the capital of silicon valley, where the average rent is over $2,000 a month, full- time minimum wage workers must often choose which bills to pay. >> say one week i need to pay for gas the other week i pay rent. it gets tough. sometimes you have to pick one or the other. >> reporter: that's not to mention food which is the major concern of another minimum wage worker antonia sanchez to. [ speaking spanish ] >> reporter: she cleans silicon valley offices at night to support her family, including six daughters. she told me in spanish she earns $1,700 a month but her rent is $1,800 a month. she says her wages don't even
cover her rent. her husband works but doesn't earn much as a day laborer. they can only afford one tank of gas a month so she uses a bus for transportation to and from work and comes to the food pantry twice a week for bags of groceries getting a ride from her neighbor. [ speaking spanish ] >> reporter: she says it's a hard life here, made just a bit better through the generosity of others be who donated the food. her biggest hope is for her daughters that they won't have a life as difficult as hers. in san jose, len ramirez, kpix 5. new tonight a report by the city of san francisco is disputing a coroner finding that one of the passengers in the asiana crash was killed by an airport fire truck. cbs news obtained this video showing rescuers pointing to a crash victim on the tarmac. the san mateo county coroner said juan dominguez survived she died because of the crash but the city says the physical
trauma of the ejections was the direct cause of death of passengers. and from the city's point of view that includes ye meng yaun. that's in contrast with the coroner's findings in july. >> cause of death of asiana flight passenger ye meng yaun is listed as multiple blunt injuries that are consistent with being run over by a motor vehicle. those injuries she received she was alive at the time. >> obviously, this is very difficult news for us. we're heartbroken. we're in the business of saving lives. everyone is very emotional from this incident. >> the family of ye meng yaun was already filed a claim against the city. the first step in a lawsuit. they say firefighters were poorly trained and should have moved her out of the way of fire trucks. the flu outbreak has claimed the life of a northern california woman who got sick last wednesday and was dead four days later. kpix 5's ann notarangelo on how
family and friends are coping with her sudden flu death. >> she was very sweet, kind to everyone. >> she is very classy. >> reporter: everyone who knew nancy pinnella thought she was extraordinary. she taught others the joy of giving. >> she loved to bake. >> reporter: in other ways she was like so many of us and never got a flu shot. >> i'm equally guilty of not getting a flu shot. i'm not old. i'm not young. so why get one? >> reporter: but her family got the tragic answer to that question over the weekend when the otherwise healthy 46-year- old died in a sacramento hospital after contracting the h1n1 flu virus. >> you can sleep a flu off in three or four days and this thing tookmy sister's life in that same time frame. records tuesday, she left work feeling ill. wednesday morning she went to the doctor and by that night, she was on life support. she died saturday. >> it is vicious, fast and that's why, you know, my brothers and i are really pushing to get a flu shot because it's not something that
you get sick and then you get your shot. you need to have the preventative before. >> reporter: i went to school with nancy here in danville. and later, we worked together at kpix 5. she is the kind of person you never forget. and her family also wants us to remember how she died. >> if her death helped somebody else that would have made a billing impact for her. >> reporter: tracy was one of nancy's best friends and has always been afraid the vaccine would make her sick until now. >> before it was just in the news. and now it's real. [ crying ] >> reporter: she will join the 75 others who have gotten a flu shot after hearing about nancy's passing. >> there's no reason for me not to. i mean, you can get flu shots anywhere now. >> she wouldn't have wanted her life to be without meaning. and i think this gives meaning to her life. >> reporter: all of us can do something for others. some still give after they're gone. in danville, ann notarangelo, kpix 5.
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morning, when a gunman kickn the door of laguna a an 81-year-old woman shot in her own home by an armed intruder. her nightmare began 10:30 this morning when a gunman kicked in the door of her home in oakland's diamond district. you can see the police response to the house from chopper 5. officers say the intruder was surprised by the woman. he panicked, shot her and ran away. the woman is still in the hospital, is expected to recover. police are not sure if she was targeted or if it was simply a random attack. union pacific railroad crews are working to clean up cars that derailed in shasta county yesterday afternoon 35 miles north of redding. drone video from this morning gives us a close-up look at the
mess. four of the 67 cars on the freight train derailed. three of the cars were empty and the fourth had scrap paper. no one was injured. amtrak says it is adjusting its train schedule while the tracks are cleaned up. no word on how it happened. now we finally get a little rain in northern california. more on the way? >> yes, 24 hours from now we'll be talking about rain finally first widespread rainfall about a month and a half. it's been that long in the heart of our rainy season. we have been waiting and waiting. now it's finally almost here. live look outside high temperatures today 71 in livermore and gilroy, san rafael 68. oakland, fremont, 67. san francisco where it's now foggy. your high 63 degrees. the atmosphere is stacked with moisture. it is humid outside. that's what you need. that and the front coming through to give us the rainfall. we will get that front tomorrow. for tonight, the radar is dry. kpix 5 hi-def doppler. but the next storm will be bringing us some rainfall. that ridge of high pressure moving farther down to the south. now it was a miss as the first
storm came through. we get it this time because the ridge is weaker and moving out and then next week the long range models say it's going to scoot farther away from us allowing additional storms to move through. more may come afterwards. rainfall totals predicted by our computer some of you up to a third inch of rainfall including napa and concord. one-fifth san jose, tenth inch of san francisco. not ending the drought but we have to start somewhere. highs tomorrow 60s. 62 oakland, redwood city 63. extended forecast showing the rain moving in tomorrow night. soggy day on thursday. even a few showers continuing on friday. drying out for the weekend. and for the first half of next week. baby stems but at least we're walking for a while there we weren't moving an in: now we are getting rain tomorrow. >> stubborn ridge out of the way. >> good to see. >> for news throughout the evening the latest news and weather are always on our website, kpix.com. the next newscast is at 10:00 on the cw 44/cable 12 and 11:00 on kpix 5. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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